Edition: May 16, 2023

Chartered November 22, 2002
Rotarian of the Year:
Bill Mitchell

Club Bulletin for week of May 16, 2023
This Week:  Shelly Ackers
(Quinte Transit)


                  President's Message   

Wow, temperatures in the 20Cs with lots of sunshine, time to start the garden plantings as frost warnings are now a thing of the past.
Your Rotary Golf Committee held a planning meeting last week to finalize the entry fee for the Rotary Fundraising Golf Tournament on June 15th.    Happy to announce the entry fees will stay the same this year, $90 ($80 for members of WOTL GC).   This will include a Welcome bag of goodies, Golf with Cart and a great dinner at the Legion.  Like last year the committee hopes to have enough prizes for everyone.   Get your registrations in early, over 10 teams have registered already and we only have 8 spots remaining.
Please remember we need your help to get some prize donations and of course $100 hole sponsors that will send 25 kids to Summer Camp this year.
This past Tuesday the Club discussed assisting our local legion with a renovation project, installing a new floor in the main hall.   Yvonne Buys made a motion, "To donate $7000 to the Wellington Legion for their renovation project, to be funded out of surplus from this Rotary year or out of next years budget."  Seconded by William Mulholland, after some questions and discussion the Club voted unanimously to approve this donation.    Our Club is very supportive of projects across PEC and it is great to see us contributing to the improvement of our local Legion that host so many events.    From dinner dances, to weddings, to celebrations of life many local residents will benefit from this improvement.
Several members under the leadership of Dawn Cutler of our Club attended the Regional Rotary Spelling Bee finals that were held at Bayside Secondary in Belleville.  Thanks goes out to Dawn, Norm, Christine and Trudy for working on the local Spelling Bee projects...(and of course special thanks to Trudy who always adds a special touch with her Bee outfit.)
Ken Robertson
Wellington Rotary Club President
Here is the Link to the Wellington Rotary Facebook page with pictures of the Inter Rotary Spelling Bee.

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Last Week:  Cynthia Riordan (Storehouse Foodbank)

Notes by Barry Davidson

30 members today were present with one guest, Munir Touteh, to listen to Cynthia Riordan from the Storehouse Foodbank.

Cynthia described some of the programs that the foodbank operates for the benefit of residence:

  • After the Bell - for kids
  • Senior meals - 2300 last year
  • Back to School Campaign - backpacks loaded with supplies
  • Holiday hampers - 3 times per year
  • County Kids Read
  • Snowsuit fund - 150 kids
  • Christmas angels - Rotary helps with this, too
Currently, there are 60 families and 40 senior/singles making up the 325 individuals being provided with assistance. Gift cards, when available, are given out so they can choose what to buy.   Cynthia thanked Rotary for the support that it provides every year. 
An annual HugerCount is tabulated to provide a barometer of the need in Canada. In Ontario in 1922-23, there were 486,299 visits to foodbanks, an increase of 43% from the year before. Surprisingly, 51% of food insecure families are working.
The guiding principle of the foodbank is Care, Compassion and Connection; it is neighbours helping neighbours.

What is next? Rotary has a committee helping the foodbank look for a new, accessible home. The foodbank has operated for 15 years in the basement of the Pentecostal Church but how much longer it will be available is uncertain.

Club Business

Today is the launch of the Golf Tournament fund raising planning. Members who know potential hole sponsors are requested to follow up with them. Tax receipts are given for the donation.

PE Lyn McGowan and Roger Tessier attend the 7070 District Assembly and learned the slogan for next year will be “Create Hope in the World”. Financially, our membership fees will remain the same next year and if we want to initiate a major project with district or international funding, the deadline is very soon.

There is a regional Spelling Bee on Saturday at 10 am at the Bayside Secondary School in Belleville. Four Rotarians are attending to assist with the program.

Today, John Inwood’s number was drawn for the 50:50 but he did not draw the ace of spades.

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Bottle Depot Volunteers Schedule for This Week


Wednesday May 17, 2023

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.:  John Inwood, Ted Nash, Ken Robertson

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Roger Tessier, Mike Lattner, Norm Dodgson


Saturday May 20,  2023

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Bill Pennell, Chris Compeau, Peter Campbell  

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Trudy Brown, Phyo Kyi, Doug Henderson (FoR)

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May 16, 2023
Quinte Transit
May 23, 2023
Quinte Sailability
May 30, 2023
View entire list

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Birthdays & Anniversaries

 Member Birthdays
Tim Cox (May 19)
From Last Week
William Mulholland (May 10)
Roger Tessier (May 15)

 Member Anniversaries
Howard & Dawn Ziedenberg
(40 Yrs on May 22)

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Rotary Grace

O Lord and giver of all good
We thank thee for our day food
May Rotary friends and Rotary ways
Help us to serve thee all our days.


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Four Way Test

       Of the things we think, say, and do:
        1.  Is it the TRUTH?
        2.  Is it FAIR to all concerned?
        3.  Will it build GOODWILL and better
        4.  Will it be BENEFICIAL to all 

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Rotary Song

R-O-T-A-R-Y, that spells Rotary.
R-O-T-A-R-Y, is known on land and sea.
From north to south, and east to west,
They profit most who serve the best,
R-O-T-A-R-Y, that spells Rotary.
Guest Editor: Mike Lattner
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